Help Wanted at Phat Fashions

There was a small buzz about it on the net, but because I tend to look at some of my fellow bloggers with a skeptical eye, I dismissed it as just gossip from a notoriously reckless source. Much to my surprise, this person was right, the people we have come to know and love on the reality show, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane (Style Channel, Sundays, 8 p.m.), as B.J., senior director of publicity, a “rock star” in his own mind, and James, senior vice president of marketing, a weeping mess of man, seem to be longer with Phat Fashions which is run my former model turned mogul Kimora Lee Simmons. 

The listings for their former positions are currently on the web (although I could not find them on the Phat Farm or Baby Phat websites which seem to be strictly devoted to retail).   Providing this information is in no way an endorsement/recommendation. You would have to be a brave soul with nerves of steel to put up with, as Miss Niecy Nash would say, the “mayhem and foolishness” that seems to define Kimora’s way of handling her business.  Personally, I like to avoid the madness that she seems to thrive on.  (FYI: Mallory, the very capable assistant that Kimora hired last season, is no longer with the company.  The information was quickly and unceremoniously relayed during a recent episode. Her replacement seems like a chickenheaded mess of a girl with the I.Q. of boiled poultry.)

For the interested and the fearless, here are the listings: 

JOB OPENING #1: SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING (Phat Fashion division – New York City)
A multi-billion dollar global brand apparel company is seeking a well-experienced and results-oriented Senior Vice President of Marketing for its $800+ million pop culture-oriented lifestyle fashion division. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Lead global sales and marketing efforts with a strong branding and ROI focus.
• Manage branding, marketing, public relations, advertising, licensing compliance, international development and retail development.
• Manage communication and relationships with domestic and international production companies, vendors, and the media (including national and regional fashion and lifestyle press).
• Develop and manage budgets. 

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or Business Administration (a Master’s degree is a plus). 10+ years of Marketing and Public Relations experience with both men’s and women’s luxury brands. Strong leadership, organizational, strategic, collaborative and creative problem-solving skills. Experience with executing fashion show executions is a plus. Must currently reside within the New York City area. Well qualified and interested Applicants only. Please email your desired position, resume and salary requirement ASAP to: susan@susanlongwalshandassociates.com.  No telephone inquiries please.

JOB OPENING #2: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS (Phat Fashions -New York City)
A multi-billion dollar global brand apparel company is seeking an experienced and results-oriented Director of Public Relations for its $800+ million pop culture-oriented lifestyle fashion division. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
• Develop and execute creative strategies that build brand recognition through proactive press execution, attention-grabbing events, marketing and promotional programs. 
• Manage all media queries and maintain strong relationships with publication editors in order to obtain product placement.
• Partner with creative agencies to develop creative, innovative concepts, sponsorships and promotions; and seek new promotional partners and innovative mediums to enhance brand images.
• Generate all press releases on collections and new developments.
• Coordinate store openings, special events and product launches.

QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, or Business Administration. 5+ years of Marketing and Public Relations experience with both men’s and women’s luxury brands. Strong communication, project management, creative problem-solving and collaborative skills. Experience with executing fashion show executions is a plus. Must currently reside within the New York City area. Well qualified and interested Applicants only. Please email your desired position, resume and salary requirement ASAP to susan@susanlongwalshandassociates.com.  No telephone inquiries please.

JOB OPENING #3: CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (New York City)
A leading fashion apparel icon and television celebrity is seeking an entrepreneurial Chief Operating Officer for a newly-created start-up company.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Establish new corporate identify and infrastructure Manage and negotiate all deals and related legal contracts and strategic partners Provide budget and financial management and accounting oversight Oversee general administration and human resources, branding/marketing/ promotions, risk management and technology and web-based assets. Manage the company’s overall profitability 

QUALIFICATIONS:
An experienced Attorney in product licensing and contracts (apparel industry is a plus) Solid experience in financial management and/or accounting A passion for working in an entrepreneurial start-up environment Strong contract/legal, financial, operational, organizational and communication skills A combination of degrees and certifications — J.D./MBA or J.D./CPA — is a requirement. Must currently reside within the New York City area. Well qualified and interested Applicants only. 

Please email your desired position, resume and salary requirement ASAP to: susan@susanlongwalshandassociates.com.  No telephone inquiries please.


6 thoughts on “Help Wanted at Phat Fashions

  1. I don’t have any of the qualifications that required but what I have is a mind that is very creative and productive. I have travel from Asia to Europe and I have developed many fashion statements that the streets desire.

  2. Kimora inspires me am starting a fashion line of my own in Uganda-africa and any guidance would be great.my creativity is amazing ,been involved in fashionshows and would love to be part of her team in anyway.

  3. Wow, that’s awesome… Wish i cud, but i’m still studying my first degree in math… I cud model though… Hahaha

  4. hey im very interested in workin at or with phat fasions in any way,im a fashion graduate who has lived and breathed fashion all my life! im a fast learner and can be very persistent,i am young and fun nd and equaly driven and aim to please always.

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